34. The DWP has recommended that the draft Order
be proceeded with under the affirmative resolution procedure.
The explanation for that choice of procedure is set out in paragraph
24 of the explanatory document. They are: lack of complexity,
lack of controversy and lack of impact on the general public.
The draft Order has just one significant aimthe merger
of HSE and HSC; anything else is virtually consequential. The
result is that there are no other policy issues likely to give
rise to debate on whether material amendment on policy grounds
would be desirable. In light of the above, we agree that the
affirmative procedure is appropriate in this case.
Whether the draft Order should
be proceeded with
35. We recommend that the draft Order be approved
and proceeded with in accordance with section 17(2) of the Legislative
and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.